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Publisher's Summary

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.

Early in the 25th century, humans ignited a fierce war with the hydrogues. Now the gas-giant planets, once a major source of fuel for Earth, are off limits, and the fearsome hydrogues scour the solar system, incinerating humans and the trees of the worldforest. As political unrest spreads throughout Earth's space colonies, a possible ally is discovered: an ancient race of water-based creatures. But is it too late to stop the war?

Forest of Stars is a breathtaking science fiction epic, encompassing the power of galactic politics and the poetry of private dreams. Audie Award-winning narrator Geroge Guidall voices each character, whether human or alien, with dramatic intensity in a work that seems written for audio.

Don't miss a minute of the action in Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns.
©2003 WordFire, Inc.; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Best seller Anderson turns up the heat in his second Saga of the Seven Suns installment, proving he has firepower to burn. He weaves action, romance and science with a rousing plot reflecting the classic SF of Clarke and Herbert and the glossy cinematic influence of Lucas and Spielberg....This saga soars." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Dan
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 10-04-09

Payoff for enduring Book1

Very much better than book1. Moving on to Book2.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Trish
  • SevilleAustralia
  • 04-21-08

Terrific characters

The characters are continually developing throughout this story and build into a terrific saga. I'm really looking forward to the next part of this series.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Stuff

I loved this book! The events and the characters just kept getting more interesting and I found myself getting drawn more and more to the characters. As soon as I finished it I got the next one in the series.

Its sweep is enormous and things, as in real life, are often not as they were believed to be. The reader is great, the story is great and the characters are multi-faceted. What else could one ask of a book?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Fun

This story is fast paced and great fun to listen too. Like te first book it tells several parallel stories that get woven into a tight fabric. Well read and just an excellent story. I just picked up the third book... I can hardly wait for the download to complete.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The Primal Struggle Unveiled

In this chapter of the Saga of Seven Suns, the primal nature if the titanic struggle is unveiled. It is done while maintaining the personal tales of triumph and tragedy of so many throughout the spiral arm of the galaxy. It is a worthy chapter in the Saga and well worth reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Choppy & Shallow

I listened to books one, two and three, but by the time I was halfway through book two I realized I did not care about most of the characters nor their struggles. I suppose the reason I finished books two and three (besides the fact that I had used my credits on them) was to see if the series explained any of the larger mysteries it had hinted at.

The chapters were all pretty short, which resulted in little more than the feeling the author was telling you which characters went to where. It was a bit like someone recounting a chess match.

The societies were all stereotypes and simplified. Everyone from this character group is bad. Everyone from this character group is good.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Brigantine, NJ, United States
  • 09-12-08

Not stellar, just OK

The 1st of the series was disappointing, but I hoped that the 2nd book would gain momentum. Unfortunately it just wandered along at the same unfocused pace. Interesting concepts but the characters are vague, and it just never makes the leap from a fair story to good or great one.

AND for some reason the author chooses to constantly refresh our memories on various storyline points, really annoying.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Donald
  • San Rafael, CA, USA
  • 02-21-08

Sometimes less is more

Book I was interesting enough to buy Book II, but that will be the end. I found there was too much going on, almost like the author wanted a cliff-hanger to end each chapter. Too many "boy loses girl, boy gets girl" twists to be believable. Not enough alien races, you say? Well, just keep reading and the author will introduce another.

Anyway, just my two cents worth.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • West Point, MS, USA
  • 09-11-04

Fast paced & imaginative epic Science Fiction

I got hooked on this series when Kevin J. Anderson was giving away free signed hardcover editions of the first book in the series, Hidden Empire. I really like his writing style and his Saga of Seven Suns universe is incredibly imaginative. The third book, Horizon Storms, has been released so I hope Audible gets it soon.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Stellar follow up

Absolutley amazing follow up to a phenomonal beginning. I have become a permenant fan of Anderson, and cannot wait till I read the 3rd book in the series.

Again the reader Guidall is the best in the business in my own opinion so this just puts an amazing book over the top... I would give the entire series 6 stars if I could.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Katy
  • 05-17-16

totally enjoyable space opera

everything i love in a space saga, romance, crazy aliens, political intrigue and weapons mass destruction